Saturday, 30 January 2010

About improving your communication skills

Improving your communication skills will enable you to establish better working relationships. Here are some keys that will help you unlock the door to successful communication not only at work, but also in all your relationships.
  1. It is important that people relate to one another. When they can meet in person and read each other’s body language, they can feel the energy the connection creates.
  2. No one achieves success alone. Make an effort to become friends with people in different departments within your company, meet new people in your community, and look for experiences or interests you have in common. Once the network has been created people can communicate openly, trust each other, feel comfortable and rely on each other.  

Who is to blame if employees develop low morale or become less loyal? What can you do?

Real cases have often been discussed on blogs, in the papers, on TV, so I’ve often tried to gain a wider understanding of this issue.

Every manager wants high morale in the company because, like in sports, the higher the morale, the more chances to win. So, is it true that managers create low morale in their team?  

English vs. Romanian?

I’ve been asked why. This is why:
I decided to use English (but I’ll use Romanian, as well) for two reasons: it has been the premier language of the Web for a long time, and Lexis belongs to an international organization. Moreover, it seems no other language has the same appeal for international communications and allowing everyone to communicate outside their mother tongue, which explains the dominance of English on the Internet. However, you can decide whether you want to use it in your comments or you want to stick to Romanian. 

Şi pentru că sunt un fan al statisticilor, iată şi câteva cifre grăitoare:  

At the turn of the millennium, English accounted for over 51 percent, followed by Japanese with 8.1 percent, German with 5.9 percent, Spanish with 5.8 percent, and Chinese with 5.4 percent.
Five years later in 2005, English had declined to 32 percent, Chinese had risen to 13 percent, and Japanese, German, and Spanish remained at about the same levels as in 2000.

Lexis ... and the whole world is yours!

  • Getting the right qualifications for a job is only half the battle.To stand out from the crowd, you need to demonstrate the skills and qualities to succeed in the world of work: 
  • Enthusiasm and determination 
  • Problem-solving and negotiating ability
  • Communication skills

    Attending a language course gives you time to reflect and learn from the situations created during the lessons and to identify new areas for personal development, such as communication, assertiveness or influencing. Through language practice you’ll develop a sense of willingness to further learn and develop.
    Besides gaining a first-hand experience - by meeting a friendly teaching team and our wonderful students - you’ll also get insight into a vibrant language school. Our students have had a unique chance to improve their knowledge and build confidence and self-awareness prior to starting out in their career.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Low morale and no loyalty ? What do we do?

As we emerge from the 2009 financial crisis, we are experiencing these two problems. It’s an epidemic. You don’t need a survey’s stats. Examples are bombarding us from all directions: friends, family, TV channels, newspapers.

Is this problem associated with poor communication? And I mean, all levels: government, companies, families. Is it any better internationally? I’ve got a couple of ideas I’m going to share with you in my next posts.